Going Green, Eco Friendly Jargon and Terminology

Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of settling in for a chat with a long-lost friend and been lost in the first five words out of their mouth?  They are likely suffering from acronymitis, or an inflammation of the abbreviation gland.  Signs of infection include rapid-fire rattling off of industry (or even office) specific acronyms and sensory numbness that impedes their ability to recognize the dazed look in the eyes of their audience.

Sadly, there is little that can be done to cure acronymitis, but its effects can be mitigated by immersion into the culture.  Carry a note pad and pen to jot down every cryptic term and keep your blackberry close at hand to search the net for clarification at the first opportunity.